Sensation in Paper







Drawing with Paper... Picking up from the post the other day of our day trip to Blaafarveværket... Just up the road from Blaafarveværket is Nyfossum, which was once home of the director of the cobalt mine and works at Blaafarveværket. The old house is preserved much as Blaafarveværket is. And the old barn at Nyfossum also has an art exhibit every summer.

It was VERY exciting to see this year's exhibit, Drawing Paper by Norwegian visual artist Marit Roland, where she has used paper as a means of expression as one would use pencil, paint or other mediums on a canvas.

BIG, HUGE swaths and tubes of paper have been fashioned into amazing shapes and gives rise to all sort of sensations and experiences. They give the sense of draped cloth. Like a bridal gown's  train or veil trailing along... Or of things found in the wild, like wasps nests. You can almost hear the buzz.  Maybe it's a gentle cradle for a weary body to rest in. The paper tubes give an illusion of sound--like a pipe organ. Inanimate paper was alive! 


The crisp white of the paper was so beautiful next to the rough, old, dark wood of the barn. And with paper, usually made from wood, it was the ideal venue for such an exhibit.

Stop by week's end and I'll take you around the old house at Nyfossum... my dream house! ;)


Comments

  1. Oh Tracy, this is just magnificent. Yes, I can see why the contrast of the white with the rough wood would be mesmerizing, as would the whole exhibit. Oh, I'm so very glad you were able to share this with us!

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    1. This one was very special, rather different, and gets you thinking about paper in a completely new and different way. It's a very "quiet" exhibit, but it says a lot, I think!

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  2. OH!!! so beautiful!
    I love the minimalism of it. and the textures.

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    1. I loved the spareness the minimalness of this too...all that paper and wood, all on it's own was so beautiful!

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  3. How beautiful! I love the effect of the paper rolls against the natural wood.

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    1. I do too, Marilyn... Goodness, it must have taken time to make up all those paper tubes, though!

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  4. Wonderful photos of paper, light and wood. I really get a sense of beauty and depth of paper. And I enjoyed reading your review of the exhibit. Just Wow!

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  5. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Marie x

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  6. I really loved the photos of the paper art. Just beautiful. In every way. Amazing what an artist can do. The white againsst the natural wood was just perfect. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos of this one. Blessings and hugs~

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